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  1. The 5 percent rule

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Posnanski over at Hardball Talk with a piece titled "The Timeless Game (and, maybe, the myth of closers)": There are two baseball phenomenons that are fascinating me these days. The first I've written about before: Teams leading going into the n...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  2. Monday reading list: Two on Koufax

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Posnanski is ranking the 100 best baseball players of all time and the other day he wrote about Sandy Koufax, his No. 46 guy. Koufax is one of the most difficult players to rank in a list like this due to his short career. His case raises the ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  3. Hall of Fame links: Nobody may get in

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff out there on the Internet, Hall of Fame related ... 1. Joe Posnanski with a fun post on the Topps numbering system -- if you collected cards, you remember the best players would get card No. 100 or 300 or whatever, stars would get No...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  4. Omar Vizquel and the Hall of Fame

    David Schoenfield

    A few weeks ago, Joe Posnanski challenged his readers to construct a Hall of Fame argument for Jack Morris. The catch: Whatever your framework for Morris as a Hall of Famer, you then had to agree that any pitcher who also met those criteria should al...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  5. Would Ichiro be the Hit King?

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski has a post on Pete Rose, his 4,256 hits and unbreakable records. Which leads me to this set of facts: 1. Ichiro Suzuki has 2,488 hits with the Mariners. 2. Suzuki had 1,278 hits in Japan. That's 3,766 "major league" hits for S...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  6. Thursday Thurmans

    The Common Man

    While you were sleeping, these links were inspiring me to blatantly rip off Rob Neyer's old bit and point you toward brilliant work that other people are doing. Enjoy: In the wake of Duke Snider's passing, the incomparable Joe Posnanski digs deep...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  7. Trading walks for singles, Cooperstown-style

    Rob Neyer

    I'm not sure how much it costs to access Bill James' website, but I'm pretty sure his recent four-part series on the 2011 Hall of Fame ballot is alone worth whatever they get. Taking Bill's work and running with it -- Joe Posnanski's quite the run...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  8. Jack Morris just doesn't pass muster

    Rob Neyer

    In the latest entry in Joe Posnanski's Hall of Fame blowout, Joe gives the thumbs-down -- reluctantly, I'm sure, because Joe's such a nice guy -- to Harold Baines, John Franco, Juan Gonzalez, Don Mattingly, John Olerud, Dave Parker, Lee Smith, and .....

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  9. Francona got help from a friend during Ortiz struggles

    Gordon Edes

    Fascinating anecdote from Sports Illustrated's Joe Posnanski about the friendship between Scott Pioli, the former Patriots VP and general manager of football's Kansas City Chiefs, and Red Sox manager Terry Francona. The men first met through their mu...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  10. Defending Gardy (not that he needs it)

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski on his favorite manager: OK, so, it's happening again ... every year I feel more and more certain that there has to be something I'm missing. I had a long talk with someone close to the Minnesota Twins ... this someone is the latest in a l...

    Blog | September 18, 2010
  11. Tuesday Taters

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links should go down easy, like Oleo wrapped in Grade A molasses ... This is ostensibly about Babe Ruth, Roger Clemens, and (most of all) America, but it also says as much about Bill James as anything I've read. Why Joe Posnanski likes ...

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  12. The meaning of CarGo's home/road splits

    Rob Neyer

    From Joe Posnanski's latest, we learn that: 1. Carlos Gonzalez suddenly has a legitimate shot at the Triple Crown (which you probably knew) and 2. Carlos Gonzalez has some of the most extreme home/road splits that anyone's ever seen (which y...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  13. The Strasburg Story distressingly familiar

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of this disheartening news, Joe Posnanski starts making a list, which is interesting (if disheartening) except the problem is figuring out when to stop ... There is an endless list of names ... players who could have been in Cooperstown...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  14. Being careful with Hall comparisons

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski outlines the biggest problem with electing marginal (at best) Hall of Famers. We've all trod that ground before, but Joe's really good and if we can't re-trod, where are we? But it's this last little bit that I wanted to show you, becau...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  15. Is A's Beane delirious with World Cup fever?

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski didn't really believe that Billy Beane has thrown over baseball for soccer, couldn't believe it ... until he noticed that Daric Barton, Oakland's first baseman and best hitter (which isn't saying much, but bear with us) has nine sacrifi...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  16. Have Royals given up on Alex Gordon?

    Rob Neyer

    You remember Alex Gordon? He was supposed to be an All-Star by now. Instead he's back in Triple-A, and Joe Posnanski isn't impressed. Joe's big finish: I think the Royals have made a huge mistake here sending Gordon down. Gordon, even a disappointin...

    Blog | May 03, 2010